Let's entertain for just a minute the notion that citizenship is for sale. Minimum requirement; invest x millions in NZ businesses, like Thiel did with Xero and the telecommunications company I can't recall. I believe there's quite a few more in his case.
What is wrong with hat? What negative consequences does that have for the average kiwi? and don't tell me he's "buying up all the land". I don't know many people who can afford a 1000 hectare station in the South Island.